Grants and Awards
With our growing community of senior citizens with backgrounds from different parts of the Asian continent, Equal Measures awarded a grant of $30,531 to provide service and healthcare information via the webpage and other available technologies in several different Asian languages.
Penn Asian Senior Services (PASSi) serves as the lead for the Philadelphia Asian Affiliated Navigator Consortium, providing assistance to the uninsured, underinsured, and consumers who are likely eligible for or enrolled in Marketplace coverage, primarily targeting those who are English-limited Asian Americans in the Greater Philadelphia region of Pennsylvania. To support this endeavor, CMS has awarded PASSi with a one year grant of $291,844.
As the population of Asian-Americans and immigrants are rising in the state of Pennsylvania, the SouthEast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition (SEAMAAC) has awarded PASSi a one year sub-grant of $16,000 towards civic engagement programs for more involvement of the Asian-American and immigrant communities of the Greater Philadelphia region in current and future political situations and activities.
Genuardi Family Foundation has awarded a two-year grant in the amount of $8,000 to support PASSi’s outreach and home care services in Montgomery and Bucks Counties to increase our reach to the underserved South Asian communities.
Penn Asian Vocational Institute (PAVI) is funded in part by a $50,000 grant from Hearst Foundations to provide Home Health Aide and Certified Nursing Assistant trainings to low-income individuals from the diverse Chinese, Cambodian, Korean Vietnamese and other immigrant communities in the Greater Philadelphia area to build a diverse healthcare workforce. For more information on enrollment in CNA classes, please contact Jenny Bedin (215-572-1234 ext. 10) and for HHA class enrollment, please contact Qing Tong (215-572-1234 ext. 47).
Independence Blue Cross Foundation awarded PASSi a $15,000 Building Healthier Communities grant for Penn Asian Silver School’s 12-week classes for seniors age 55 years and older that provide physical activity, mental stimulation and opportunities for socialization. The summer semester is currently taking place and courses include Zumba, Yoga, Intermediate English as a Second Language, Essay Writing, Using Smart Phones, Ocarina, Beginner Computer, & Intermediate Computer. Fall classes start in September 2016!
Leo & Peggy Pierce Foundation awarded PASSi a $20,000 grant for Penn Asian Jubilee Center to provide culturally-considerate, nutritious meals to low-income seniors in Greater Philadelphia. From May 2016 to April 2017, Penn Asian Jubilee Center aims to provide approximately 18,000 breakfasts and 18,000 hot lunches to low-income seniors in Greater Philadelphia.
Since 2012, the North Penn United Way has supported PASSi’s outreach and home care services reaching older adults in the North Penn and Indian Valley area. North Penn United Way awarded PASSi a 2016-2019 grant in the amount of $20,000 annually to continue its work of extending home care to frail Asian seniors.
Penn Asian Senior Services received a $198,000 three year grant from Pew Charitable Trusts to reduce hospitalizations for English-limited seniors through the provision of medication management trainings, nurse supervision, and coordinated hospital discharge visits. The program includes:
- Additional 8 hours of medication management training for 600 Home Health Aides
- Nurse supervisory visits every six months for seniors receiving home care services to update care plans and medication lists
- Home visits providing medication reconciliation, reviewing discharge summaries and patient instructions within 72 hours when a senior is discharged home from a hospitalization
PASSi receieves annual general operating support from the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey based on the successes of its vocational training programs. From 2014-2018, UWGPSNJ awards PASSi $20,000 in unrestricted grant funds that have been vital in leveraging additional grants funds and supporting new initiatives.
PASSi would like to acknowledge W.W. Smith Charitable Trust’s generous support of a one year grant of $40,000 to supply culturally considerate, hot breakfasts and lunches to the seniors in attendance to Penn Asian Jubilee Center. In 2015, the Center provided 10,827 breakfasts and 10,785 lunches, for a total of 21,612 meals served.
Wells Fargo Regional Foundation supports PASSi with a grant of $10,000 allowing the organization to continue to build the skills of its workforce by supporting in-service trainings to Home Health Aides in their primary language (Korean, Chinese, and English). PASSi offers six 2-hour in-service trainings annually, reaching over 200 caregivers per topic.